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Roma (1926) Navigazione Generale Italiana

Built by Societa Anónima Ansaldo, Sestri, Ponente, Genoa, Italy. Tonnage: 32,583. Dimensions: 666' x 82' (705' o.l.). Quadruple-screw, 21 knots. Steam turbines. From keel to navigating bridge 98 feet. Her 8 steam turbines were geared to four shafts. Fitted with 36 lifeboats. Had 13 watertight compartments. Launched: February 26, 1926. Maiden voyage: Genoa-Naples-New York, September 21, 1926. Transfer of Ownership: Transferred to "Italia" Line ownership in 1932. World War II Service: Acquired by the Italian Government early in World War II. Renamed : Aquila (1943) Italian Navy. Fate: Bombed and sunk January 1945, conversion to aircraft-carrier had nearly been completed. Refloated after the war, but was subsequently broken up in Italy. Sister ship: Augustus.

Navigazione Generale Italiana Second Class Passage Contract for Passage on the SS Roma, Departing from Naples to New York Dated 18 September 1928.

SS Roma Passage Contract (Quota) - 18 September 1928

Italian Immigrant was one of the 4,000 Quota immigrants from Italy in 1928 under the Immigration Act of 1924. The contract is stamped "Quota" in large letters. Second Class passage contract from Naples to New York on the SS Roma of the Navigazione Generale Italiana Line.

 

1937-05-22 Passenger Manifest for the SS Roma

1937-05-22 SS Roma Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist
  • Date of Departure: 22 May 1937
  • Route: New York to Madeira, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples, and Genoa
  • Commander: Captain Attilio Frugone
  • Note: Annotated by the original owner (passenger)

 

1937-06-12 Passenger Manifest for the SS Roma

1937-06-12 SS Roma Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Italia Line
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 12 June 1937
  • Route: Genoa and Villefranche to New York via Naples and Gibraltar
  • Commander: Alberto Ottino
  • Note: Includes Color Map with preprinted Transatlantic Route

 

Cover of Brochure from the Italian Line on Third Class Rates from 1938.

1938-02-15 Italian Line Third Class Rates

12- Page brochure from the Italian Line provides a lot of information for passengers, third-class passage rates, and immigration laws. Third-class Interiors and ship photographs complete this very informative brochure. Featured Ships: Rex, Roma, Saturnia, Vulcania, and Conte di Savoia.

 

Summer Season Third Class Port Rates For Direct Sailings From New York or Boston Including Return Passage.

Summer Season Third Class Port Rates For Direct Sailings From New York or Boston Including Return Passage. Ships Included the Rex, Conte di Savoia, Roma, Saturnia, and Vulcania. Third Class Rates Brochure, 1938. GGA Image ID # 12533669a1. Click to View Larger Image.

 

Sailing Schedule, Wesbound from Genoa-Naples-Palermo to New York, from 9 April 1926 to 25 November 1926.

Sailing Schedule, Wesbound from Genoa-Naples-Palermo to New York, from 9 April 1926 to 25 November 1926. Ships Included the Colombo, Duilio, and Roma. SS Colombo Passenger List, 10 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e60054906

 

Sailing Schedule, New York to Europe, from 24 September 1935 to 8 February 1936.

Sailing Schedule, New York to Europe, from 24 September 1935 to 8 February 1936. Ships Included the Conte di Savoia, Rex, Roma, and Vulcania. SS Rex Passenger List, 13 September 1935. GGA Image ID # 1ee5b7cb0f

 

Principal Connections of the Italia Line, Cosulich Line, and Lloyd Triestino, from Genoa to South Africa, Gibraltar to South Africa, and Gibraltar to New York, from 15 September 1935 to 5 December 1935.

Principal Connections of the Italia Line, Cosulich Line, and Lloyd Triestino, from Genoa to South Africa, Gibraltar to South Africa, and Gibraltar to New York, from 15 September 1935 to 5 December 1935. Connecting Ships Included the Giulio Cesare, Duilio, Rex, and Roma. Transatlantic Ships Included the Conte di Savoia and Giulio Cesare. SS Rex Passenger List, 13 September 1935. GGA Image ID # 1ee5cb43d8

 

Sailing Schedule, New York to Europe, from 20 August 1938 to 4 January 1939.

Sailing Schedule, New York to Europe, from 20 August 1938 to 4 January 1939. Ships Included the Conte di Savoia, Rex, Roma, Saturnia, and Vulcania. SS Rex Passenger List, 9 August 1938. GGA Image ID # 1ee6bd0d94

 

New Palatial Line SS Roma (1926). The Largest and Fastest Oil Burner in the Mediterranean Service.

New Palatial Line SS Roma (1926). The Largest and Fastest Oil Burner in the Mediterranean Service. Maiden Voyage from Genoa, 7 September 1926, and from New York, 25 September 1926. SS Colombo Passenger List, 10 April 1926. GGA Image ID # 1e5ffbdb50

 

Front Cover, The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs, 193 Views, 1897-1927.

 

The First Great Ocean Liners in Photographs - 1983

Sumptuous volume recalls the glorious early years of elegant transatlantic travel. Over 190 historic photographs depict exterior and interior views of 101 great ocean liners, including the Virginian, Imperator, Vaterland, Bismarck, Lusitania, Mauretania, Balmoral Castle, Titanic, Olympic, Aquitania and dozens more. Full captions.

 

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